Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

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Map showing the location of
Map showing the location of
LocationBarnegat Light, Ocean County, New Jersey, United States
Coordinates39°45′46.91″N 74°6′28.74″W / 39.7630306°N 74.1079833°W / 39.7630306; -74.1079833Coordinates: 39°45′46.91″N 74°6′28.74″W / 39.7630306°N 74.1079833°W / 39.7630306; -74.1079833
Area0.13 km2 (0.050 sq mi)
WebsiteBarnegat Lighthouse State Park

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is located on the northern tip of Long Beach Island in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. The area where the lighthouse stands was regarded as one of the most important navigational points for ships bound to and from New York Harbor. The ships were dependent upon the Barnegat Lighthouse to avoid the shoals extending from the shoreline. The fast currents, shifting sandbars, and offshore shoals challenged sailors. The park is included as a maritime site on the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail. The park is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.

Barnegat Lighthouse[edit]

The lighthouse is a popular tourist site due to its view of the surrounding areas. The lighthouse is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day (weather permitting).


  • The Maritime Forest Trail is a 1/5-mile long, self-guided loop trail through maritime forest on Long Beach Island. The trail is classified as easy to moderate.

Historical sites[edit]

The Barnegat Lighthouse Interpretive Center is open to those wishing to learn the history and environment surrounding the Barnegat Lighthouse.